Kali Linux is a great OS, but not really suited for ‘Desktop Duty’, IMHO. Since it offers the option of being a Fulltime Linux Root User I will keep piddling with it. Am in the process now of testing the Kali Linux 64-Bit (Live) 3.4GB ISO as a ‘Portable OS’, since it has done something that I have only seen Puppy Linux be able to do.

I started to give the Kali Linux 64-Bit (Installer) 4.0GB ISO a try yesterday, but Microsoft’s Windows Security stepped with some warnings:

  • Trojan: Linux/Flooder.B!MTBThis threat can perform a number of actions of a malicious hacker’s choice on your PC.
  • Backdoor: JS/Dirtelti.MTQThis threat can give a malicious hacker unauthorized access and control of your PC.
  • Trojan: Win32/Trafog!rfnThis threat can perform a number of actions of a malicious hacker’s choice on your PC.
  • Trojan: Win32/Phonzy.A!mlThis adware program shows ads that you cannot control as you browse the web.
  • Trojan: Win32/Lodap!rtsTrojan:Win32/Lodap!rts is a name used for trojan detections that have been added to our signatures after advanced automated analysis.

Not sure what that was about, and those warnings didn’t show up on the other two ISO’s nor did I see any problems during other tests. Kali Linux installation has a huge amount of tools ‘n apps ‘n programs that get installed, so maybe those Kali Linux 64-Bit (Installer) 4.0GB ISO warnings were just the spotting of those Kali Tools…I dunno?!

Did some searching ‘n others have had the same issues…some found a lot more than I did, tho I had shut mine down fairly quickly just in case.

kali linux installation virus detected (windows defender):

  • “…are these just false positives?”
  • You’re writing an image to a drive that’s made for hacking, what did u expect?
  • Yes it is false positives. A lot of the tools on kali will show as a virus

Anyway, as I mentioned earlier, “Kali Linux is a great OS, but not really suited for ‘Desktop Duty’, IMHO.”  😉

Am going to try ‘n make this the last post in this series…will continue testing the Kali Linux 64-Bit (Live) 3.4GB ISO as a ‘Portable OS’ even tho am not a fan of Xfce. Have tried to install the Gnome DE on the ‘Live’ USB version, but nothing yet.

In the ‘Live’ version’s Boot Menu there is a “Live system (persistence. check kali.org/prst)” selection that I have been using. However, am not sure if that is saving my settings or the persistence partition that Rufus created when I created this ‘Live’ version. Point is my WiFi connection, mouse settings and other settings are being saved…also select “Save session for future logins” when you are shutting down. “kali” is both the default username & password on the ‘Live’ USB sessions. Will do a few more tests on new USB ‘Live’ media over the next few weeks to see if I want to use it.

In the Kali Linux – Part 3: ‘Fleeting Love and/or Mount Point slash problems?!’ post I had mentioned Mount Point, slash & /boot/efi ‘Disappearing Acts’ that still continue; however, the recent saved Clonezilla image is restoring the Kali OS back to working conditions. That doesn’t happen with the ‘Live’ USB Kali, and the ‘Live’ has worked on three computers to this point, so it is portable as the ‘Live’ USB. ‘Live’ hasn’t had any issues, and settings are easily saved. Kali Docs has a USB Persistence & Encrypted Persistence page on another way for persistence that I may try at some point…maybe it will give me more space on the 32GB USB for upgrading to GNOME DE…maybe.

Will continue testing the ‘Live’ version ‘n the installed version, and will maybe have some standard posts in the future if the Mount Point issue gets solved. I’ve switched SSD’s but they seem OK…Kali doesn’t seem to like being installed to a USB or cloned over to a USB. This latest cloned image to a SSD seems to be holding longer this time…have left the computer off for long periods ‘n it has held. However, haven’t pulled the SSD ‘n left it out for any long periods yet, which seems to be one-of-the-times when the Mount Point issues come back. Will leave it as is for a little longer and then test leaving it out. Linux is only a secondary OS for me, so I prefer Distros that can be permanently installed onto a USB; however, the Kali Linux option to choose being a Fulltime Linux Root User is interesting and also easy to do, so I will keep testing it.

Here is a pic of login screen before I switched over to being root all the time:

Then I used the info from – ‘How to enable root login on Kali Linux’ – which then gave me this new login screen:

If I ever wanted to be a ‘Password Dependent’ OS user again, with a ‘Nanny Kali’ looking over my shoulder, I would just enter username “karmi”; however, humble me is root on all my *OWN* home computers ‘n can’t stand ‘Nanny OSes!!!  😉

This final post in the series is now headed to the new Kali Linux page…

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!